(b. 1959, Chigwell, Essex, UK).
One of the most thoughtful and unpredictable artists working in Britain, Mark Wallinger uses a variety of media to explore complex themes of identity - social, political and cultural - through subjects ranging from horse-racing and football to homelessness and education. Passionately engaged with politics, literature, history, sport and popular culture, his interests and concerns include ambiguities of perception and the unstable relationships between knowledge and experience, fact and fiction, reality and illusion.
His works are witty and accessible, yet at the same time provocative and challenging, and frequently relate to art history's grandest themes - religion, spirituality, and death. They include 'State Britain', his Turner prize-winning reconstruction of the late Brian Haw's anti-Iraq war protest outside Parliament and 'Ecce Homo', a life-size sculpture of Christ on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. His most recent work is 'UNDANCE', a collaboration with composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and choreographer Wayne Mc Gregor. In 2009 he devised 'The Russian Linesman', an exhibition exploring frontiers, borders and thresholds in art and life, for Hayward Gallery.
Drawing Through History: From Alberti to Pixar
Led by Mark Wallinger over two days, you explore the story of the world as reduced to two dimensions, from Alberti to Pixar. Embracing both practice and theory, you consider the history of drawing as a way of structuring vision, encompassing a perceptual run from the rods and cones of the eye, to colour theory and perspective.
Price £20 for two days
Concessions: 50% off (limited availability)
Venue: Hayward Gallery Room 2
Ticket valid for both days. Classes begin at 2pm
This class takes place over two days. Approximate duration: 3 hours each day.